The Red Devils last held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw, a result of which was that they dropped back to the fifth place. The Champions League spot is one that they will now be certainly fighting for.
A host of injuries presently plague the Red Devils, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that more names have been added to the list of woes. Nemanja Matic is the newest name to join the fray, and he won’t be making the trip. In a bigger blow, none of the substituted trio of Jesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata will be fit enough to face Palace either.
Similarly, Phil Jones has also taken ill, while Solskjaer doesn’t want to make the same mistake with Anthony Martial that happened in the case of Lingard. Darmian is still not fit enough, but enroute recovery, and Antonio Valencia is still suffering from a calf problem, while Rojo is back in training. Rashford may recover in time for the game.
The Norwegian did indicate that their injury crisis may allow for youngsters to break through into the senior team if required.
Goalkeeper: De Gea
Defenders: Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw
Midfielders: Fred, McTominay, Pogba
Forwards: Chong, Lukaku, Sanchez
The home side’s injury list is populated by Mamadou Sakho, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Martin Kelly, Connor Wickham, and Pape Souare.
Former Red Devil Wilfried Zaha was an outstanding performer in their previous game against Leicester City, and will be looking to continue that run of form against United as well.
Placed in the 13th spot, Palace’s best hope for this season is to finish in the top half, and this game will certainly have a massive role to play with regard to the same.
Defenders: Ward, Tomkins, Dann, Aanholt
Midfielders: McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp
Forwards: Townsend, Batshuayi, Zaha